4 Sweet Ways with Carrots Chopped Junior

carrotsOn this weeks episode of Chopped Junior there were definitely a little severe secret ingredients in a contestants bright yellow mystery baskets. But ultimately it wasnt a beef tongue, a quail or even a vast tie-dyed cake that really tripped up our young chefs a trickiest part incited out to be a simple carrot!

Glazing carrots is a super-easy technique, but I think we can all agree that when theres a clock ticking down as well as a $10,000 prize on a line, its easy to burn those small base vegetables as well as thats exactly what happened to two contestants.

Here are four Food Network Kitchen recipes for really great glazed carrots. Just remember to always keep a clever eye on them while cooking!

Orange-Glazed Carrots: Orange extract does double duty in this recipe, acting as both a glass as well as a sugar needed for successful glazing.

Ginger Honey Glazed Carrots: Just a small bit of sugar is partnered with a little water as well as butter to make honeyed as well as buttery carrots with a bite of fresh ginger.

Marmalade-Glazed Carrots with Candied Pecans: Marmalade, orange extract as well as a little brown sugar are a trio responsible for glazing these baby carrots.

Cranberry-Glazed Carrots: No-sugar-added cranberry extract is a sole sweetener as well as glass in this recipe for ruby-red carrots.

Tune in subsequent Tuesday at 8|7c to see that Chopped Junior contestant wins it all.

Photo credit: Heather Ramsdell